How Not to Celebrate Diversity

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Texas is in trouble for throwing what it calls a “Western-themed” party.  Others have labeled it a racist border patrol party.  Here is some evidence of the latter:

A USA Today article reports that “Students were dressed in ponchos and sombreros. Some wore construction uniforms with Hispanic names written on them, while others donned military uniforms.”

The New York Daily news adds that “Among an array of south of the border props and costumes seen adorning the event, some costumes reportedly included hats with the names “Jefe” and “Pablo Sanchez” written across them as well as other partygoers wearing military camouflage outfits.”

University officials are not amused.  Here are a couple of photos that have leaked out:



h/t @memomiller

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